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Court upholds EPA emission standards

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16/04/2014

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium as well as mercury and other dangerous toxins. The EPA's ...

Direct current, another option to improve the electrical power transmission

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15/04/2014

Even though today most of the electricity transmission lines are alternating current ones, in some cases direct current lines are also used.And researchers are becoming aware that in some cases direct current lines are more suitable than alternating current ones.In this area, the GISEL research group of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has ...

EPA Publishes 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

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16/04/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, presents a national-level overview of annual ...

OSHA forms alliance with Georgia organizations to reduce worker exposure to silica in the construction industry

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16/04/2014

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has formed an alliance with several organizations in Atlanta to provide employers and workers in the construction industry with information, guidance and training to prevent overexposure to crystalline silica dust. The agreement was signed by OSHA, the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Occupational Safety and Health ...

Aurora announces the launch of newest atomic absorption spectrometer

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15/04/2014

Aurora is excited to announce the launch of their newest atomic absorption spectrometer, the TRACE 1800 AAS at Pittcon 2014. This flexible instrument comes in a variety of configurations for analysis by flame, graphite furnace, and vapor hydride generation offering great improvements to laboratory workflows in the life and environmental sciences. The TRACE 1800 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer ...

IHS Donates Nearly $11 Million in IHS Kingdom Geoscience Software, Training and Services to Texas A&M University

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15/04/2014

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced it has donated $10.9 million in the form of its industry-leading IHS Kingdom geoscience software licenses, training and supporting services to the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station. The donation will enable the university’s undergraduate and ...

Covanta Announces New Partnership With Western Massachusetts Municipalities for Bundled Sustainable Waste Services

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15/04/2014

 Covanta (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced a new partnership with nine Western Massachusetts municipalities for bundled sustainable waste management services. Covanta will provide sustainable waste disposal at the Covanta Springfield Energy-from-Waste facility, in addition to other waste services. Covanta is the owner/operator ...

EPA Approves Buffalo Sewer Authority’s Plan to Reduce Sewage and Water Pollution in Niagara River

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15/04/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have approved the Buffalo Sewer Authority’s plan to reduce the amount of sewage and stormwater run-off that flow from the city of Buffalo’s combined sewer system. Combined sewer systems, which carry sewage from buildings and stormwater from the streets, are overwhelmed during heavy ...

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